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Police: Pa. man shot teen spotting deer

Published: Wed, November 14, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m.

Police: Pa. man shot teen spotting deer

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a man with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a teenage girl who was using a spotlight to look for deer near his southwestern Pennsylvania home.

State police say Jeremy James Pritts shot a 17-year-old girl Sunday night after she used a spotlight from the back of a pickup on an outing with her parents.

Investigators say pellets from the shotgun struck Cortney Snyder in the arms, face, chest and abdomen. Her parents called an ambulance from their nearby home.

Police say Pritts admitted firing at the light, saying he was frustrated with spotters and poachers in the area. He was released on bail Tuesday following his arraignment. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.

Snyder is recovering following surgery.


1DwightK(1256 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

This is someone who should not be allowed to own guns anymore. This guy gives gun owners a bad name.

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2gdog4766(1490 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Your both right, this idiot knew the light he was shooting at was being held by a person. This guy should get attempted murder. And I think it's legal in Pa. But not Ohio to use a spotlight to see deer.

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